Thanks to a tweet from HTC’s @moversi we now know that Google Play Edition HTC devices will be receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop at some point next week. This means that Lollipop will be coming sooner rather than later to unlocked HTC One M8 units, with carrier branded units to receive the update at a later date.
While it would be nice to see Lollipop land on flagship devices from 2014 by the end of the year, we may be a little into 2015 before all recent HTC devices are updated. HTC has pledged to roll out the update to 2014 and 2013 flagship smartphones by the first week of February. Let’s hope that they stay true to their pledge.
We have the Android Lollipop code. We’ll be updating the HTC One (M8) & (M7) within 90 days from today. #HTCAdvantage pic.twitter.com/es91jSRAwn
— HTC Canada (@HTCCanada) November 3, 2014